August 11, 2017
Posted In: Food & Drink, General Health, General Wellness, What's Up Canada
Is your late-night dinner the reason you can’t lose weight? Not necessarily.
The notion that calories in equals calories out, regardless of what time of day you consume them, might actually be dated advice. However, what does matter is the quality of the calories you are putting into your body.
The main problem for most people is the high-calorie, high-fat foods eaten after dinner, which aren’t accounted for in a daily meal plan. With the introduction of television streaming services, people frequently sit in front of the TV or computer and mindlessly consume salty, sweet, and carbohydrate heavy snacks while binge-watching hours of their favorite program.
But, not all hope is lost! Recent research has shown that consumption of a low-calorie, high-protein snack 30-60 minutes before bed may increase metabolic rate, and decrease early morning hunger (1-4). Whey protein, which can be found in IsaPro® is the perfect high-protein snack, and has been shown to aid in successful muscle building, fat loss, and overall health. These effects have been shown in both active, athletic populations, and in sedentary, overweight individuals.
For both performance and recreational athletes alike, an additional benefit of a high-protein snack prior to sleep is that such a snack has been shown to aid in postexercise recovery (5). Studies have shown that protein has a stimulatory effect on overnight muscle synthesis, aiding in muscle growth and increase in muscular strength (4-5).
You may be asking yourself how you can incorporate a before-bed, high-protein snack into your current Isagenix System. While not approved for use on Cleanse Days, the Bedtime Belly Buster, has assisted many people in losing those last few pounds and stubborn belly fat. It is the perfect addition to Shake Days, and since IsaPro is the core component, research supports its beneficial effects.
Instructions for the Bedtime Belly Buster: